The Ultimate Guide to Trucking Injuries: Causes, Prevention, and Legal Options

Representing Hurt Truckers and their Families


We are trucker personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys who have been representing injured truckers and their families for nearly 50 years. We represent the families of deceased truckers in wrongful death actions and truckers with nearly every type of injury, including:


Knee Injuries

Ankle and Foot Injuries

Shoulder Injuries

Elbow and Wrist Injuries

Back Injuries

Sight and Hearing Loss

Muscle Tears

Meniscus Tears

Repetitive Stress Disorders

Neck Injuries

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Heart Attacks

Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)





Trucking Is a Dangerous Job


These types of trucking injuries can occur in a number of ways. Whether you’re driving locally or long-haul, you are at risk! Here are some of the most common causes of trucking injury:

The road is a dangerous place, even more so if you’re behind the wheel of a commercial truck. Truckers are responsible for moving thousands of pounds of freight across hundreds of miles while navigating traffic and roadways, often in unfamiliar places. Their trucks have massive blind spots, and turning can be difficult. In certain conditions, stopping a commercial truck can be a real challenge.

Other drivers may become nervous driving around trucks or have difficulty seeing around them. Trucking accidents and turnovers are common. Even still, out of over 500,000 highway accidents involving commercial tractor-trailers that happen every year, only 16% are the truck driver’s fault.

Combine the dangers of the road with the physical demands of trucking, and you have a very high-risk profession. Driving a truck is a physical job in every sense. From shifting gears and lifting freight to maintaining your rig and visiting busy work sites or delivery locations, there are many opportunities for a trucker to be injured on the job.

Truckers may spend hours sitting “cozy” in the cab, but even that can be the cause behind some of the most common trucking injuries. Vibration, repetitive motion, and extended periods of sitting can all lead to muscle strains and tears, neck injuries, shoulder injuries, and back injuries such as herniated discs, sciatica, and spinal cord injuries.


Preventing Trucking Injuries


Fortunately, most common truck accident injuries are preventable! By taking proper safety precautions and working with your employer to ensure the safest practices possible, you can dramatically reduce the risk of injury.

Truckers should always wear their seatbelts. If a trucker is involved in a truck accident wearing a seatbelt, they’re more likely to walk away without serious injury. Likewise, the trucking company should ensure that their drivers are well-trained and that the trucks are properly maintained.

Be sure to take frequent breaks when driving. Not only will this reduce fatigue, but it can also help avoid repetitive motion injuries and muscle strains. When parking or unloading, make sure to park in a safe place and wear proper personal protective equipment such as steel-toed boots, gloves, helmets, goggles, and ear protection.

Finally, it’s important to create a safe working environment. This means making sure that the truck is organized and free of debris or anything else that might cause an injury. Then, make sure to inspect all cargo before loading and securing it properly.


Understanding Your Legal Rights


Truck accidents can have devastating effects on the victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, it’s important to understand your legal rights.

You may be eligible for compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. You should also know that many states also have laws in place to protect truck drivers from unfair discipline or termination following a trucking accident.

At HurtTrucker, we have extensive experience handling trucking accident cases involving catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), amputations, burns, broken bones, and more. We understand the complexities of trucking law and are here to help you get the justice you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, don’t wait to get the help and compensation you deserve. Contact our experienced team of trucking injury lawyers for a free consultation today. We’ll review your case and explain all your legal options so that you can make an informed decision on how to protect your rights and achieve justice.


We’ll Pursue the Maximum Compensation for Your Trucking Injuries


When truckers suffer injuries, they often lose out on wages until they recover. Workers’ compensation or other insurance payments for lost wages and medical expenses may be delayed during an investigation or while insurers negotiate liability. Don’t leave your livelihood in their hands! You should speak with an experienced trucker workers’ compensation and personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

Call, email, or contact Hurt Trucker Attorneys online any time for more information on how we can help you pursue injury claims and receive compensation. If we represent you, we will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation available for your injuries, and we will not receive a fee until you receive the compensation you deserve.